Rodrigo Cardoso de Oliveira

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UNLABELLED Fluoridation of the public water supplies is recognized as among the top ten public health achievements of the twentieth century. However, the positive aspects of this measure depend on the maintenance of fluoride concentrations within adequate levels. OBJECTIVE To report the results of seven years of external control of the fluoride (F)(More)
This study evaluated the effect of fluoride on bone fluoride levels and on ectopic bone formation in young and old rats. Eighty male Wistar rats were assigned to four groups (n = 20/g), which differed according to the fluoride concentration in their drinking water (0, 5, 15 and 50 mg/l). When half of the rats were 90 days old, demineralized bone matrix(More)
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is the inborn error of metabolism characterized by deficiency of alkaline phosphatase activity, leading to rickets or osteomalacia and to dental defects. HPP occurs from loss-of-function mutations within the gene that encodes the tissue-nonspecific isozyme of alkaline phosphatase (TNAP). TNAP knockout (Alpl(-/-), aka Akp2(-/-)) mice(More)
This study compares fluoride concentrations ([F]) in surface and whole bone for up to 27 days following an acute oral dose of F. Four groups of rats received single oral F dose (50 mg/kg body weight), and the control group received deionized water (n = 10/group). Groups were euthanized at 1, 3, 9, or 27 days after F administration. Plasma and femurs were(More)
Toxoplasmosis is a protozoal zoonosis common among a great variety of species worldwide. The objective of this study was to assess the presence of toxoplasmosis among 345 residents in a rural area in Jagupitã municipality, Paraná state, Brazil. The frequency of titers in human serum samples was compared with the frequency of titers found in 1,420 samples(More)
The treatment of persistent bone defects has encouraged the search for proper techniques or bone substitutes. In Dentistry, a common problem in the treatment of periodontal bone defects is the growth of tissues within the lesion, such as the junctional epithelium, which impair regeneration of these tissues. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR), based on the(More)
This study aims to conduct a histological evaluation of tissue response to a membrane obtained from demineralized bovine cortical bone, associated or not, to tetracycline (TTC). TTC treated and untreated bovine membranes were implanted in the subcutaneous tissue of rats (n = 120). The animals were killed 1, 3, 7, 15, 30, and 60 days after surgery. The(More)
The effects of laser etching, decontamination, and storage treatments on dentin components were studied using Fourier transform (FT)-Raman spectroscopy. Thirty bovine incisors were prepared to expose the dentin surface and then divided in two main groups based upon the decontamination process and storage procedure: autoclaved (group A, n=15) or stored in(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a life-saving procedure for patients with end-stage liver disease. Transfusion support is an important part of OLT. Intraoperative transfusion of large volumes of blood products is recognized to be a poor prognostic factor, probably due to the negative effects of blood transfusions, such as transfusion reactions,(More)
Phototherapy is noninvasive, painless and has no known side effect. However, for its incorporation into clinical practice, more well-designed studies are necessary to define optimal parameters for its application. The viability of fibroblasts cultured under nutritional stress irradiated with either a red laser, an infrared laser, or a red light-emitting(More)